Why is Bitumen Used in Road Construction? Properties and Advantage of Bitumen for Pavements

The Constructor

Bitumen is used in road construction due to various properties and advantages it has over other pavement construction materials. Building Materials Building Technology Pavement Design Roads/Highways Transportation Bitumen Bituminous Pavement Pavements Roads Transportation Engineering

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Screw Loose: Road Construction Fails

ProCore

Check out these humorous road construction fails on this week''s Screw Loose! construction humor

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TYPES OF SOIL TESTS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

The Constructor

Types of soil tests for road construction project requires the site investigation to be carried out to understand the soil profile. For road. Pavement Design Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Soil Transportation Engineering

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Driving on Plastic Roads

Jetson Green

Holland-based firm VolkerWessels has recently introduced plans to start building roads out of recycled plastic instead of asphalt. According to them, this would reduce construction costs and maintenance time, as well as prolong the lifespan of roads.

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CFMA Conference Attendees Talk Roads, Staffing

ENR Construction

Uncertainty around federal infrastructure spending continues to hinder states from having the confidence to proceed with large infrastructure projects, economist Anirban Basu told attendees at the Construction Financial Management Association’s 36th annual conference

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Proven Contractor Bookkeeping Road Map

Contractor Bookkeeping

We Make Contractor Bookkeeping Look Easy. Because we do it every day, Monday through Friday and some holidays. This makes it over 300 days per year. With multiple clients, we are not new; it’s not new. The same goes in your field of Construction. You do many of the same things over and over again. The end result is so clean and tidy, when the customer is watching you it looks like it was effortlessly done. That’s so simple “Why Couldn’t I Do That.” When I tried, it seems to be “A Lot Harder.”

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Upgrading Roads for Driverless Cars

Construction Equipment

With that in mind, federal and state DOTs are looking at what can be done now while new roads are built and existing highways are repaired to prepare for "connected vehicles" merging into the nation's traffic. Word on the street is that self-driving cars are coming to our near future.

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The Compacted Road to Success

Construction Business Owner

Compaction equipment is not always the most favorite equipment on the jobsite, but it should be. Soil compaction is a critical component in construction.

States Test Alternative Road Funding

ENR Construction

As the incoming Trump administration looks for ways to fund its massive $1-trillion infrastructure plan, it could find answers by looking toward the states—in particular, Colorado, California and Oregon

44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicles Crashing into Road Projects

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America surveyed more than 700 contractors during March and April and found 44 percent of the contractors had experienced vehicle crashes into their construction sites in 2016.

Best Road/Highway - LBJ Express

ENR Construction

The new LBJ Express, a 13-mile-long, $2.7-billion P3 project, crosses two municipalities within Dallas County, Texas, and doubles the existing capacity of the highway corridor, one of the busiest in the nation

The Mother Road Tests Solar Paving

Construction Equipment

. . The Missouri DOT's Road to Tomorrow Initiative announced this week that one of their pilot projects will be building the country's first solar roadway on a public right of way at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway, Missouri.

Mississippi Governor Considers Lottery to Fund Roads

Construction Equipment

The Collapse of American Buildings, Road, Dams….

Building Information Management

Across American, physical infrastructure (buildings, bridges, roads, dams, utilities, transportation systems.) (Photo-CNN). has been crumbling for decades. The most extreme example… as high as 23% of bridges are structurally deficient, and could literally collapse… and some have.

The Bayonne Bridge's New and Higher Road Deck

ENR Construction

When drivers began using two new lanes of the Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey last month, they crossed not only the Kill Van Kull waterway but also a nexus between a historic engineering past and a modern engineering present

Continental, Cat Team up on Off-road Tires

Construction Equipment

Continental says it has signed an agreement with Caterpillar to equip Cat model series 770 to 775 off-road haulers with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33, and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tires for two other Cat products: medium wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks

Las Vegas Growth Spurs $3B in Road Projects Underway in Clark County

ENR Construction

of Transportation, 100 years old this year, “has $3 billion in road projects underway in Clark County alone,” said Tony Illia, NDOT public information officer CONEXPO 2017 was set in fast-growing Las Vegas, where the Nevada Dept.

When Toll Road Traffic Flows Fall Short

ENR Construction

Bankruptcy of Texas’ First Public-Private Highway Venture Puts Focus on Traffic Projections

Illinois Road Construction Dodges Shutdown

Construction Equipment

Using its worst-in-nation credit rating, Illinois agreed to pay $12 million to borrow $550 million Thursday to head off the July 1 funding cut off for mass transit and road construction projects.

Israel to Test Roads That Power Moving Vehicles

Construction Equipment

Technology used in smartphones is going to be the energy source of the future for electric cars, according to a new company in Israel. Israeli startup company Electroad will be retrofitting a public bus route in Tel Aviv with buried coils that will inductively charge electric vehicles.

$6 Million Oklahoma Road Project Halted By Bugs

Construction Equipment

federally protected beetle was discovered at a road construction site that has been in the works for at least ten years. District 1 Commissioner Ken Doke said finding the American Burying Beetle is going to delay the project until December or even later

Drone Surveys Improve Automated Road Construction

Construction Equipment

Automated machine guidance (AMG) links construction equipment with onboard computers that use data from 3-D models and GPS to guide operations. The Oregon Department of Transportation is exploring surveying with unmanned aircraft for construction projects using an Aibotix Aibot X6 Hexacopter. The hexacopter can fly programmed flight paths autonomously and carry 4.4 pounds of cameras and sensors

China Inks Silk Road Deals With Brazil, Russia and India

ENR Construction

Leaders in BRIC laying Silk Road making moves to pave Silk Road. Business Management

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Piezoelectric hits the road

BD+C

Recent efforts in piezoelectric research have focused on converting mass friction from roads and highways into an alternative energy source. In December 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio a $1.32 million contract to design and develop a system to collect energy created by vehicles moving over state roadways and convert it to low-cost renewable power.

Piezoelectric hits the road

BD+C

Recent efforts in piezoelectric research have focused on converting mass friction from roads and highways into an alternative energy source. In December 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio a $1.32 million contract to design and develop a system to collect energy created by vehicles moving over state roadways and convert it to low-cost renewable power.

South Jersey’s Big Road Fix Rivals Ones Up North

ENR Construction

Long-needed detangling of old interstate link between Philadelphia and Atlantic City now is at halfway point in a $920-million reconstruction

Atlas Copco Appoints New Road Construction Team

Construction Equipment

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment appointed five managers to lead its road construction division.

Paving the Road to Better Benchmarking

Construction Business Owner

We live in a competitive world. Who has the most marketing leads? Who won the bid? What is your safety record? Pertaining to your self-performed work, what are the actual production rates compared to the budgeted production rates?

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence.

Governor Wants 'Wholesale Revisions' to Road Funding Formula

Construction Equipment

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder returned Senate Bill 557 unsigned and is calling for unspecified "wholesale revisions" of how Michigan divides up road construction money.

Bentley Consolidates Road Design Suite as Part of a Broad Lift to Connected Cloud

ENR Construction

Bentley Systems announces ‘Open Roads’ to consolidate civil brands and also describes its intent to link its cloud services platform with that of Topcon's and others for seamless data exchange

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Smart Roads Ahead: The Rise of Intelligent Infrastructure

ENR Construction

When disaster strikes down transportation infrastructure, the public demands to know how engineers could have missed the vulnerability. With today’s technology, it’s getting harder to excuse any oversights. Technology

CBO on the Road: The Work Truck Show 2017

Construction Business Owner

As a business owner, your work trucks are the titans of your jobsite. The Work Truck Show, hosted by The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA), is one of the best resources available for learning about new products on the market and changing trends in jobsite trucks. The CBO team recently traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the show, held annually at the Indianapolis Convention Center

Road Work Zone Fatalities Up 13% in One Year

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America surveyed more than 700 contractors nationwide during March and April and found 44 percent of the contractors had experienced vehicle crashes into their construction sites in 2016.

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IL Amendment Would Keep Road Funds from Going Elsewhere

Construction Equipment

Transportation-related funds — generated in part by tolls, license fees and the gas tax — have been targeted by Illinois politicians for unrelated spending over the years. The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, made up of business groups and unions, estimates that since fiscal year 2003 over $6.8

4 Best Practices for Road Contractors

Construction Business Owner

To help keep road projects moving, contractors must select the proper dowel pin drill for the job, maximize safe, efficient operation and diligently follow maintenance recommendations and regulations. The following are four best practices for road contractors

NJ Governor Orders Road Projects Shut Down

Construction Equipment

Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency near midnight yesterday and ordered all ongoing work paid for by the state's Transportation Trust Fund to stop.